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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Arthritis Burden

Please think about the past 30 days, keeping in mind all of your joint pain or aching
and whether or not you have taken medication.

DURING THE PAST 30 DAYS, how bad was your joint pain ON AVERAGE?*
(Please answer on a scale of 0 to 10 where 0 is no pain or aching and 10 is pain or aching as bad as it can be.)

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  Total
Respond.^
No pain(0) Mild pain(1-3) Moderate pain(4-6) Severe pain(7-9) Extreme pain(10)
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,858 185 6.0 4.9- 7.3 635 21.5 19.5-23.7 984 35.6 33.1-38.1 790 28.1 25.8-30.5 264 8.8 7.3-10.5
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 111 *** *** *** 30 23.0 14.4-34.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Cumberland 130 *** *** *** 30 18.6 11.8-28.2 *** *** *** 33 26.0 17.4-36.8 *** *** ***
Durham 111 *** *** *** *** *** *** 40 26.3 17.5-37.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Forsyth 130 *** *** *** 27 18.5 11.7-28.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Gaston 117 *** *** *** 28 17.4 11.1-26.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Guilford 116 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 28 18.5 11.8-27.9 *** *** ***
Mecklenburg 107 *** *** *** 19 16.3 9.8-25.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
New Hanover 103 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Union 71 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Wake 91 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 13.8 7.7-23.4 *** *** ***
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 919 53 4.3 2.8- 6.4 193 19.7 16.5-23.4 286 33.7 29.4-38.2 282 32.4 28.2-37.0 105 9.9 7.5-13.0
Piedmont 1,577 106 7.0 5.4- 9.0 366 22.4 19.7-25.4 558 35.8 32.5-39.2 412 25.8 22.9-28.9 135 9.0 7.0-11.4
Western NC 362 26 6.0 3.7- 9.7 76 20.9 15.7-27.4 140 38.2 31.4-45.5 96 28.4 22.2-35.7 *** *** ***
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 261 *** *** *** 58 22.8 16.2-31.1 97 35.2 27.5-43.8 71 30.9 23.3-39.8 *** *** ***
Northwest 517 43 8.2 5.5-11.9 103 19.5 15.5-24.3 198 39.3 33.7-45.1 134 25.4 20.5-31.1 39 7.6 4.5-12.5
Charlotte 455 34 7.8 4.9-12.2 95 18.0 13.9-23.1 154 34.5 28.6-41.0 126 30.1 24.4-36.5 46 9.6 6.4-14.1
Greensboro 328 *** *** *** 85 25.6 19.9-32.3 113 35.1 28.1-42.7 86 25.0 19.5-31.6 28 9.5 5.7-15.4
Southern Regional 461 *** *** *** 83 14.2 10.3-19.1 137 33.2 26.7-40.3 150 36.2 29.4-43.6 59 11.5 7.2-17.8
Southeast 181 *** *** *** 43 21.7 14.6-31.2 65 35.4 26.7-45.3 45 24.8 16.8-35.0 16 13.1 7.1-22.9
Wake 353 17 5.7 3.2-10.1 90 25.9 19.6-33.4 125 34.5 27.7-42.0 90 23.8 18.2-30.5 31 10.0 5.9-16.5
Area L & Eastern 302 *** *** *** 78 24.2 19.0-30.3 95 34.6 28.1-41.8 88 30.6 24.5-37.5 27 6.3 4.0- 9.7

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*This question was asked of those with doctor-diagnosed arthritis.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2013
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2013 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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